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WNC Nature Center, Asheville

(4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Home to wildlife from southern Appalachia, WNC Nature Center began as a city zoo, but its important work with local conservation caused it to morph into a nature center. The densely forested Appalachian Mountains hide an array of creatures from red wolves to colorful birds, and this center showcases more than 60 animal species. Wander through the natural habitat and discover small mammals, otters, and predators. Explore the natural environment on the Swannanoa River along a nature trail. Vending machines provide some snacks and beverages, and you can bring your own food to enjoy on the picnic tables. To visit WNC Nature Center and other attractions in Asheville, use our Asheville holiday planner.
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  • If you enjoy wildlife and nature, this is the place to visit. You will learn which animals live in the area and a lot more about them.  more »
  • I came here with some of my friends when I visited in February and this nature center is great! I love how knowledgeable the staff is and that they go to great lengths to make sure they care well for ...  more »
  • Ended up here on an unseasonably warm day in February. Pretty property - not too large and spread out but not too small. Arrived just as the otters were being fed. That was the highlight of the day as...  more »